COUNTRY September 14, 2015

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DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

This is day 257 of 2015. There are 108 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5) is 79

• Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Peaky Blinders) is 68

• John Bowzer Baumann of Sha Na Na is 68

• Melissa Leo (Oscar for The Fighter) is 55

Wendy Thomas (namesake of the fast food restaurant) is 54 – Her name is not Wendy or Thomas!

• Faith Ford (Faith and Hope, Murphy Brown) is 51

• Tyler Perry is 46

• Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Father of the Bride, married to Brad Paisley) is 44

• Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) is 42

• Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) is 28

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1886: Typewriter ribbon was patented.

• 1901: President of the United States William McKinley died after an assassination attempt on September 6. He was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.

• 1984: Joe Kittinger became the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

• 1990: Ken Griffey Jr. and his father, Ken Griffey Sr., became the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs.

• 1991: San Antonio police arrested a 76-year-old man in an anti-prostitution sweep. From jail he called his 102-year-old mother for help. He said he couldn’t call his wife — she’d kill him.

• 1994: The Major League Baseball season was canceled due to strike.

• 1999: A 21-year-old Welsh tourist fell out of the back of a bus on a busy highway while mooning passing motorists. The engineering student was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

• 2001: An Historic National Prayer Service was held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks.

• 2001: U.S. President George W. Bush visited the site of the World Trade Center in New York three days after the terrorist attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers. Standing on top of the rubble, Bush responded to a fireman’s shouts by saying, “I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people … and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

• 2001: The FBI released the names of the 19 hijackers who took part in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

• 2005: A federal judge in San Francisco declared the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Child Passenger Safety Week

• National Assisted Living Week

• National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

• International Housekeepers Week

• Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week

• Line Dance Week

• National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

• Cream-Filled Donut Day

• Eat A Hoagie Day

UPCOMING

• September 23: First day of autumn

• October 6: Major League Baseball playoffs begin

More holidays – Updated with 2016 holidays.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY

46: Minutes spent by the average users every day on Facebook, Facebook Messengers and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

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NEWS ATTACK!

Grand Teton National Park has closed off most of a seven-mile road as a safety precaution for visitors. Bears have taken over that area as they gorge on wild berries. [And you don’t want to get between bears and their berries. That’s like getting between the microphone and the women on The View.]

A European court has ruled that time spent commuting to work should count as work. [Makes sense. Most people don’t get any more work done all day at the office than they get done sitting in traffic.]

The Chinese say that they’re working on a new generation of stealth helicopter. [It can withstand heavy enemy fire. Well, at least that’s what Brian Williams says was his experience on one.]

A new survey reveals that 29% of Americans would support a U.S. military coup. [Really? I find that hard to believe. I find it hard to believe that 29% of Americans can even pronounce coup.]

Have you seen that video of the professional magician who levitated on the dance floor of his own wedding reception? [Then he made all the vodka tonics disappear.]

In Texas a 41-year-old man and his 19-year-old daughter were arrested after they robbed a bank, and took the police on a 150 mph chase. [It’s a really sweet story. They wanted to pull one last summer father-daughter heist together before she went back to college.]

In Texas a 41-year-old man and his 19-year-old daughter were arrested after they robbed a bank, and took the police on a 150 mph chase. [The story’s surprising because it’s not many 19-year-olds who would be caught dead riding around with their dads.]

A JetBlue passenger was arrested after he peed on his fellow passengers. [So, there’s a good chance that he’ll have to drop out of the presidential race.]

A pitcher for the Washington Nationals is out for the rest of the season after he broke his thumb when he took out his anger on his locker. [The locker has been sent down to the minors.]

Whitney Houston will go on tour next year. She’ll be a hologram. [But I’ll bet those ticket prices won’t be.]

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NEWS & NUGGETS

AND THE NEW MISS AMERICA IS… _ The new Miss America was chosen Sunday night. Visit your favorite news source or this Twitter search for the winner and details.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT FABRICATES STORY ABOUT SUSPICIOUS BAG _ A flight attendant has been charged with terrorizing for allegedly fabricating a story about a suspicious bag found on a plane that then made an emergency landing in North Dakota. Authorities allege Justin Cox-Sever tied a plastic bag under a rear seat in the SkyWest Airlines plane and told the flight crew it was “beeping.” After passengers and the flight crew exited, deputies called for assistance from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Bismarck Bomb Squad. Bomb squad members determined the bag wasn’t a threat. Terrorizing is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

PHOTO OF SOLDIERS BREASTFEEDING IN UNIFORM GOES VIRAL _ Tara Ruby, a former Air Force servicemember who served between 1997 and 2001, remembers a time when lactation rooms dedicated to breastfeeding mothers was practically non-existent in the military. She remembers having to sneak into bathrooms and empty offices to feed her newborn son. So when the Fort Bliss Army base in El Paso, Texas, opened a lactation room, Ruby — now a photographer — wanted to snap something inspiring. Her project became a now-viral photograph of ten mothers breastfeeding in uniform. The photo was originally posted on Thursday evening but removed for unknown reasons on Friday morning, at which time Ruby posted it again with the hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding. The photo went viral. • PHOTO

JAPANESE PRO WRESTLER STUNS INTERNET WITH ENORMOUS BREAKFAST _ It takes a lot of energy to keep a professional athlete going, but nobody was expecting quite how much food they would see when professional wrestler Manabu Nakanishi started posting photos of his daily breakfasts to Twitter. The 48-year-old Nakanishi is 6’1” and 264 pounds and wrestles with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. In a September 6 Twitter post Nakanishi’s table was covered in 13 plates of food and six beverages. He had two huge salads, pumpkin, an omelet, ham, sausage, some more vegetables, some croquettes, some fruit plates, and five large bread rolls. He also had two cups of coffee, miso soup, a glass of milk, and two glasses of juice. Nakanishi’s “Monster Monday” was not a special spread, either. He posted his breakfast again the next day, and this time it had only nine plates of food, including one large bowl of Corn Flakes. Nakanishi has been posting his breakfasts since April, and a spread that could break a normal table seems normal for him. • IMAGE

EARLIEST-KNOWN F-WORD FOUND IN MEDIEVAL COURT CASE _ An English history researcher says he’s spotted the earliest-known “f-word” on record in court documents from 1310. Paul Booth came upon the word while analyzing court records. Before this, the earliest f-word on record was from the poem “Flen flyys,” circa 1475.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER SHOVES REF _ Zeke Cardenas is a senior at St. Anthony High School in Texas who’s gained attention for pushing a ref during a football game on Saturday. Zeke lost his temper after a second penalty — and pushed the official. His push comes a little more than one week after two other football players went viral for pummeling a ref at another Texas high school football game. • VIDEO

3D PRINTED RIB CAGE _ A 54-year-old man in Spain has had a 3D printed replica of his sternum and rib cage made from titanium fitted inside his chest. The patient was suffering from chest wall sarcoma, cancerous tumors that form in the chest cavity and grow around the chest wall. To remove the tumors, surgeons needed also to remove a section of the man’s ribs and sternum. High-Resolution CAT scans were used to create a 3D reconstruction of the patient’s chest wall and tumor so that surgeons could precisely plan their surgery. The surgery happened a couple of weeks ago and he’s been discharged and is reported to be recovering well.

BRIDE MAKES HUSBAND FLOAT IN MAGIC TRICK DURING FIRST DANCE _ A pair of newlyweds have pulled off a magic trick during their first dance. In the video, Justin Willman and Jillian Sipkins dance to the song I Put A Spell On You, but just as the song ends the groom appears to levitate in front of his bride. • VIDEO

DON’T SPEND MORE THAN A FEW SECONDS ON MINOR DECISIONS _ We’re all obsessed with finding the best — the best TV, the best laptop, the best toothpaste. At a certain point, though, you’re just wasting time. Personal finance advisor and author Ramit Sethi says we shouldn’t spend more than two seconds on decisions that don’t really matter. The next time you find yourself deliberating, ask: is this something that actually matters? Or should this be a two second decision?

NEW MOM WOKE UP FROM A COMA WHEN SHE HEARD HER BABY CRY _ When Shelly Cawley of North Carolina went into labor in September 2014 last year she had to have an emergency C-section. Rylan, a healthy baby girl, arrived safely in the world — but a blot clot broke loose during the surgery and Shelly went into a coma. Shelly’s friends and family prayed and urged her to keep fighting, but a week after giving birth she was still in a coma. Then one of Shelly’s nurses, knowing skin to skin contact is very beneficial to an infant, thought: why not try it for a mom. At first, Rylan was so content being placed on her mom that she fell right to sleep, so Rylan’s dad, Jeremy, and the medical staff had to work to make Rylan cry. When she finally did, something amazing happened. They saw a spike in Shelly’s vitals. As she slowly regained consciousness, mother and daughter were given more opportunities to bond. Eventually, Kelly was up and out of bed. And out of hospital. Now, a year later, and Rylan and her mom and dad are all doing great.

RESEARCHERS STUDY 94-YEAR-OLD WITH 627 MARATHON FINISHES _ Don McNelly ran his first marathon in 1969, when he was 48. In his 60s, McNelly ran roughly 20 marathons a year. In his 70s, McNelly completed 295 marathons and 58 ultramarathons. These figures are believed to be world records for a runner in his 70s. In his 80s, McNelly tapered off a bit. He finished 177 marathons, and seven ultramarathons — also thought to be records for that age group. He ran his last marathon at age 89. His lifetime totals: 627 marathon and 117 ultramarathon finishes. These days, McNelly, who will turn 95 in November, gets out for a walk every day or two in his hometown of Pittsford, New York.

LIGHTSABER TRAINING _ Sword fighting is already a cool hobby on its own, but if you change the swords to lightsabers and stage your practice duels outdoors, you have a recipe for the best workout ever. In Singapore “Force Academy” offers lightsaber lessons based on real martial-arts techniques. • VIDEO

CHINESE UNIVERSITY HIRES ROBOT CHEFS _ A university in China has deployed two robot chefs which can cook a meal in about four minutes. The robot chefs can feed 500 hundreds people in one hour and can make over 2,000 different kinds of dishes independently.

SCIENTIST HASN’T BATHED IN 12 YEARS _ To show us that showering is overrated, chemical engineer and MIT graduate Dave Whitlock hasn’t had a bath or shower in 12 years. Instead, he sprays his skin with a mist containing live bacteria, which he claims has kept him clean. Whitlock says that the chemicals in our soaps and shampoos have destroyed all the friendly bacteria that once inhabited our skin and kept us clean. Hes invented a spray called Mother Dirt AO+ Mist consisting of ‘good’ bacteria. Whitlock says the bacteria in the spray can serve as personal groomers, eating through sweat and oil on our skin. They feed off urea and ammonia in the sweat from the skin, turning them into nitric oxide, which is very good for the body. Nitric oxide molecules dilate blood vessels and help regulate blood pressure, along with a host of other benefits. The mist costs $99 a bottle.

MAN TEXTS SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN FOR DRUG DEAL _ A Florida man looking to buy and sell drugs mistakenly texted the wrong number — one owned by the narcotics captain with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. 29-year-old William Lamberson texted:

SUSPECT: Hey Bro.
COP: Who is this?
SUSPECT: ‘Its Will, remember we met at 7-11’ ‘LOL”
COP: What’s up
SUSPECT: Not much dude wanna smoke so bad u have any green
COP: I don’t know you. Send me a pic.
SUSPECT: hey bro what good wit ya
COP: How much to lookin for
SUSPECT: Was just saying whassup lol

Then later the narcotics captain messaged again:

COP: Lol. Whassup. Chillin here. You got any hooks for sum blow
SUSPECT: I actually do man. Lol
COP: Can you get me an 8
SUSPECT: too =) and it’s a solid connect too u looking for a ball
COP: Yah man. Hook a brotha up
SUSPECT: OK I gotchu bro. They’re all bagged up in .6 bags that cool
SUSPECT: I just gotta swing thru my boys house. Its not stomped on either

… The suspect thought he was meeting his ‘hook up’ so he could sell some cocaine. Instead, he was greeted by Martin County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives.

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS HAIRY COMPETITION _ Mustaches and beards were judged along with livestock for the first time this year at the Kansas State Fair. Among the categories in the Saturday competition were best in show, natural mustache with no styling, freestyle mustache, and female’s fake facial hair, in which contestants will be allowed to use whatever materials they want.

MAN FLEES SAN FRANCISCO POLICE BY JUMPING IN WATER _ A motorcyclist who hit another biker and then sped away from police tried to escape by jumping into icy San Francisco waters. He was later arrested after he was surrounded by boats and a jet ski.

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WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN DRIVING 112 MPH WAS HEADING TO PAY SPEEDING TICKET _ A Connecticut man was headed to traffic court to take care of a speeding ticket when Vermont State Police pulled him over for driving over 112 mph in a 65 zone.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN FLASHES JUDGE IN COURT _ Susan Surrette of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested on Wednesday for disorderly intoxication. When the judge asked Surrette what she does for employment, she said she works as an escort and adult actress using the same Kayla Kupcakes. While the judge was reading her charges in bond court, Surrette made some claims about being roughhoused by police. Then, apparently to show the judge some sort of wound inflicted by police, she proceeded to lift up her shirt. The judge said, “Okay, well I guess that kind of sums everything up.” • Snag the TV audio. It’s funny to hear the reporter talk about “Kayla Kupcakes”.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BANK ROBBER ASKS CASHIER TO PUT MONEY IN TO HIS ACCOUNT _ A bank robber in England was caught after giving his own bank account details and asking the teller to deposit the money into his account.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: COPS RECOVER STOLEN DIAMOND —IN WOMAN’S INTESTINE _ A police investigation in Thailand has gotten to the bottom of the theft of a $278,000 diamond. A doctor using a colonosope and the medical equivalent of pliers pulled the 6-carat gemstone from the large intestine of the woman alleged to have stolen it. Police first tried to use laxatives failed to get it out.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ARRESTED FOR URINATING ON FELLOW PASSENGERS ON PLANE _ A drunk passenger on a JetBlue plane was arrested on Friday upon arrival in Oregon after urinating on fellow passengers. The 26 faces charges of second-degree criminal mischief and offensive littering. Crew and passengers told police that the man woke up shortly before landing and began relieving himself, urinating through the cracks of the seat onto the passengers seated in front of him. At on point he lost his balance causing him to fall backwards and urinate upwards.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: THIEF SMASHES LOCKED iPHONE 6 _ A teen thief in China told police he smashed an iPhone 6 he stole because he was stumped by the screenlock.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN PROMISES GAS COMPANY NOT TO ATTEMPT SUICIDE AGAIN _ After neighbors smelled natural gas, police in China went to a couple’s apartment and found the husband had tried to commit suicide. Neighbors were upset and afraid and the gas company cut off service until the man signed a pledge not to try to commit suicide again.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ARRESTED FOR THROWING DOG FECES AT WOMAN IN CAR _ In Toronto (Innisfil) Canada there have been ongoing encounters between a couple of neighbors. The latest altercation happened when he allegedly threw a bag filled with dog feces at her.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN FONDLES STRANGERS, BREAKS INTO HOME SAY POLICE _ A Spartanburg, South Carolina, woman faces charges after police say she walked into a store and started fondling customers and asking them for money. Police say Annetta Brewton refused to leave and pulled her pants down revealing her genitals and saying vulgar slurs. Brewton then ran down the street and walked into an elderly woman’s home where she locked the door and sat on the couch and insisted they play cards. Officers say they later found her sitting on the woman’s toilet using foul language, and demanding the police leave. Brewton was eventually arrested and escorted out of the home.

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ON TELEVISION

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (6:55p ET, ESPN) — The season kickoff of MNF features a double-header, as the Falcons host the Eagles in game one. At 10:15p ET, the San Francisco 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings.

SEASON PREMIERE: DANCING WITH THE STARS (8p ET, ABC) — Dancing kicks off its 21st season with the biggest number in DWTS history shot on Hollywood Boulevard. Celebs this season include Paula Deen; Alek Skarlatos, one of the heroes who prevented a mass shooting on a train in France; Gary Busey; Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter; “Queen of Funk” Chaka Khan; and Bindi Irwin, teen daughter of the late Steve Crocodile Hunter Irwin, among many others. Judge Len Goodman is out this season, and will be replaced with guest judges, joining Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

SEASON FINALE: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (8p ET, NBC) — The 3-hour season finale features the last night of the Las Vegas finals, as competitors tackle obstacles including Psycho Chain and Area 51.

SEASON FINALE: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8p ET, FOX) — The 2-hour season finale will feature special performances by Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Step Up), American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo, hip-hop dance group Academy of Villains, and All-Star Cyrus Spencer, who will perform with 10-year-old hip-hop dance prodigy Phoenix Lil’Mini. The winner will be revealed at the end.

THE BIG BANG THEORY (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US (8p ET, CW) — New

THE ODD COUPLE (8:30p ET, CBS) — Repeat

SCORPION (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (9p ET, CW) — New

SIGNIFICANT MOTHER (9:30p ET, CW) — New

NCIS: LOS ANGELES (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

DANCE BATTLE AMERICA (10p ET, ABC) — Dancing With the Stars champ Alfonso Ribeiro and singer Jordin Sparks host this special that will feature an eight-team dance battle. After facing off in four battle rounds, the best team is chosen by the studio audience.

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ENTERTAINMENT

THE PERFECT GUY WINS BOX OFFICE _ Over the weekend the box office was won by The Perfect Guy, which made $26.7 million. In close second M. Night Shyamalan’s brought in $25.7 million.

KAYLA EWELL IS MARRIED _ Kayla Ewell is a married woman. The 30-year-old Vampire Diaries actress wed her beau, actor and model Tanner Novlan, on Saturday in California.

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR SPLITS FROM GIRLFRIEND SARI MERCER _ Chiwetel Ejiofor is back on the single saddle again. The 12 Years a Slave star reportedly has broken up with model girlfriend Sari Mercer.

DOCUMENTARY GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF KATY PERRY’S SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW _ The Super Bowl Halftime Show has become an event unto itself in addition to the big game. And now you can find out what it takes to pull it off. A new documentary is on the way called Katy Perry: Making Of The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and it goes behind the scenes of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. The halftime show made headlines, not just because of the instantly Internet famous dancing sharks, but also because it’s now the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever. The documentary dives into the planning of the halftime show that was put together in six months, all for 118.5 million viewers to watch a performance that lasts just over 12 minutes. • TRAILER

ROBERT REDFORD, JANE FONDA IN TALKS FOR NETFLIX MOVIE _ Robert Redford and Jane Fonda are in talks to to star in Our Souls at Night, which Netflix may carry. The film is an adaptation of a novel (by Kent Haruf) which centers on two older neighbors who have both lost their spouses and are alone in their big houses. They build a connection and reminisce about their lives.

TAYLOR SWIFT SUED BY RADIO HOST _ A former Denver radio personality has filed a lawsuit against singer Taylor Swift, saying he lost his job after being accused of inappropriately touching Swift during a photo session. The lawsuit says David Mueller was falsely accused by one of Swift’s security team of grabbing the singer’s buttocks backstage at the Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013. It says Mueller was fired two days later from his job (at KYGO). The lawsuit says Mueller denies inappropriate contact with Swift and noted that he had met many other celebrities without incident. A statement from Swift’s publicist says Mueller’s employer was given evidence after the incident and made its own decision on his job status.

MINIONS PASSES TOY STORY 3 TO BECOME NO. 2 ANIMATED MOVIE EVER _ The Minions has passed Toy Story 3 to become the second-highest grossing animated movie of all time. Through the weekend the worldwide haul for Minions is $1.08 billion. Disney’s Frozen is still the biggest animated movie of all time, with $1.28 billion in theater sales.

JURASSIC WORLD: MOST MISTAKE FILLED FILM OF 2015 _ Jurassic World had the most on-screen mistakes of all 2015 movies. The website Movie Mistakes counted 18 on-screen mistakes ranging from plot holes, continuity errors, and factual glitches. By comparison, another one of the year’s top grossing films, Furious 7, had only had three mistakes. • LIST OF MISTAKES

… When the brothers exit the lake they dive in, their wet hair styles change in every single angle, at least 5 times in 3 seconds.

… When Owen is facing the three raptors on the street, he puts his rifle down on the ground, the shot changes to behind him and he is holding the rifle in his right hand again.

… Claire finds the cell phone with the broken screen, picks it up, and when she’s about to put it down, the screen is fixed.

NEW LIMITED EDITION STAR WARS WATCH WILL COST YOU AS MUCH AS A NEW CAR _ A new Star Wars watch is being offered to 500 of you who have the willingness to part with a Chewbacca-sized stack of money. For $28,500, you could wear the limited edition Star Wars watch. The Limited Edition Star Wars watch from Devonworks has 350 individual parts, 4 time belts, 4 microstep motors and 313 electrical contacts. The watch features titanium fasteners, lubricant-free ruby bearings, an onboard microprocessor, a lithium-polymer rechargeable cell (which operates for two weeks on a single charge), a true black diamond-like coating and a scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens “with bulletproof durability.” • VIDEO

ANTONIO BANDERAS WANTS TO BRING BACK THE CAPE _ A few weeks ago Antonio Banderas shocked the world by tweeting from the inside of a classroom at Central Saint Martins in London, the fashion school that trained Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Phoebe Philo. And now we know why he’s there. Banderas says he enrolled in the course to learn how to make menswear. A full Antonio Banderas collection isn’t going to be on the racks at your local menswear emporium anytime soon, but the actor says there’s one piece he knows he wants to resurrect: the cape. Banderas explains: “For me, it’s actually easier than a coat, you walk into a place and you just BOOM! throw it off.”

ADRIAN GRENIER POSTS CONTROVERSIAL 9/11 REMEMBRANCE _ Adrian Grenier caused a media firestorm after leaving a 9/11 tribute on Instagram. On it the Entourage star wrote, “R.I.P. the 2,996 Americans who died in 9/11. R.I.P. the 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do.”

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BITS & BREAKS

TOP TEN MOVIES

1. The Perfect Guy, $26.7 million

2. The Visit, $25.7 million

3. War Room, $7.4 million

4. A Walk in the Woods, $4.7 million

5. Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, $4.2 million

6. Straight Outta Compton, $4.1 million

7. No Escape, $2.9 million

8. Transporter Refueled, $2.7 million

9. 90 Minutes in Heaven, $2.2 million

10. Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos, $1.9 million

… One year ago this week the number one movie was No Good Deed.

… Five years ago this week the number one movie was Resident Evil: Afterlife.

… Ten years ago this week the number one movie was The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

… Twenty years ago this week the number one movie was To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.

IN THEATERS FRIDAY

BLACK MASS (R)

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

• Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon

website, trailer, reviews

CAPTIVE (PG-13)

A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run after breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case.

• Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers

website, trailer, reviews

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (PG-13)

After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

• Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

website, trailer, reviews

IN THEATERS FRIDAY

THE AGE OF ADALINE (PG-13)

A young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality for.

• Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn
• Links: websitetrailerreviews

WEEKLY HOT LIST

Courtesy of morning show talent coach Steve Reynolds. The Hot List is made up of the topics everyone knows about.

  1. NFL
  2. Miss America
  3. College Football
  4. Donald Trump
  5. The Emmys
  6. GOP Debate
  7. Serena Williams
  8. New iPhones
  9. Kim Davis
  10. California Wildfires
  11. Fantasy Football
  12. The Pope to the US
  13. Floyd Mayweather
  14. Taylor Swift Sued
  15. Jared from Subway

FOOTBALL SLAMS

Localize! Take shots the your local team’s biggest enemies.

• What does the average (competing school) player get on his SATs? Drool.

• What do you get when you put 32 (competing school) cheerleaders in one room? A full set of teeth.

• How do you get a (competing school) graduate off your porch? Pay him for the pizza.

• How do you know if a (competing school) football player has a girlfriend? There is tobacco spit on both sides of his pickup.

• Why is the (competing school) football team like a possum? Because they play dead at home and get killed on the road.

• What are the longest three years of a (competing school) football player’s life? His freshman year.

• How many (competing school) freshmen does it take to change a light bulb? None. That’s a sophomore course.

• How do you keep a (competing school) football player out of your front yard? Erect a goal post!

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FUN & GAMES

NEWS QUIZ!

If your only source of news is TMZ, you won’t win…

• If you’re traveling by airplane a new study says this is the filthiest thing you’ll touch. (Fold down tray table)

• The newest phone from this company will feature a screen using 3D Touch, which will let you access apps without even opening them. (Apple)

• The city of Peoria, Illinois, settled with a man for $125,000 because of the trouble it put him through over a parody account on what social media service (Twitter)

• This university marching band fined itself $5,000 for a misinterpreted halftime show. (Kansas State)

• With 46.5 million followers, this celebrity is now the most-followed on Instagram. (Taylor Swift)

WHO SAID IT: A BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANT OR A CHILD?

• The 2015 Miss America Competition aired Sunday night. See if you can determine who said the following — A child or a pageant contestant.

• “It’s important to be yourself, because if you’re not yourself then who are you?” (Child)

• “Some people in our nation don’t have maps.” (Pageant contestant)

• “I’d rather choose to be beautiful, um, because, to be beautiful, it’s natural.”(Pageant contestant)

• “Create education better so we can solve this problem.”(Pageant contestant)

• “Photoshop affects girls in a pretty negative way.” (Child)

• “Whenever someone looks at you and they can just tell you have an education.” (Pageant contestant)

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JOKE OF THE DAY

Which is more loyal, your wife or your dog? Lock ’em both in the trunk of your car for and hour and one will be overjoyed to see you when you let them out.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY

Man shows gorilla photos to gorilla at zoo.

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IMAGE OF THE DAY

Sept. 12 Auburn football game “vender”.


Source: Facebook/Phil Reeder

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LAST MINUTE ITEMS

• A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions.

• 10AppsManager is a tool to uninstall Windows 10 pre-installed Store apps.

• I had no idea you could make a challenging game out of tic-tac-toe.

• The Guide to Practicing How to Win Friends and Influence People.

• The 7 Most Moving Podcasts Ever.

• Handy CheatSheet app for Mac users.

Married since 1952, she’s a Giants fan, he’s a Cards fan. The two teams played August 17 in St. Louis. (Cards won.)

• Guy plays 100 TV theme songs on his guitar in 11 minutes.

Chair Capes: Be the hero your office deserves.

• Ghostbusters theme gets metal makeover.

• Prepared to be terrified after you use your smartphone as a blacklight.

Steal these bits from Morning Show Boot Camp.

• Make your images stand out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with animated text using the Legend app.

• Random useful websites.

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COUNTRY DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

• 1946: HANK WILLIAMS and his wife, Audrey, traveled to Nashville to audition for music publisher Fred Rose.

• 1968: MERLE HAGGARD performed Mama Tried on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.

• 1979: KENNY ROGERS earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

• 1992: GARTH BROOKS’ album The Chase was released. Hits included We Shall Be Free, That Summer and Somewhere Other Than The Night.

• 1996: MINDY MCCREADY scored her first number one hit with Guys Do It All The Time.

• 2006: RODNEY ATKINS made his national television debut performing If You’re Going Through Hell on CBS’ Late Show With Craig Ferguson.

• 2010: LADY ANTEBELLUM topped the country charts with Our Kind Of Love.

• 2010: ALAN JACKSON received the Founders Award from songwriting organization ASCAP for his contributions toward inspiring other artists to follow in his footsteps. Previous recipients had included EMMYLOU HARRIS and Billy Joel.

JOHN BERRY is 56. He’s known for the songs Change My Mind, She’s Taken A Shine and Your Love Amazes Me.

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COUNTRY AUDIO

Visit the country audio archive for over 2,000 audio cuts.

REBA McENTIRE talks about starting the day with a positive attitude. » download page

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COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

BRAD PAISLEY’s latest single is an ode to football, and he’s partnered with CBS Sports for some special coverage of the SEC football season. Brad references 18 different college football teams in the lyrics to Country Nation, and he’s been promoting the single in a lot of creative ways, including booking a string of free shows at colleges for his Country Nation College Tour, which wrapped up on Saturday at the University of Arkansas. Brad joined the SEC on CBS coverage by recording a customized version of Country Nation for the broadcast, along with video elements that will be part of CBS Sports’ broadcasts of Southeastern Conference football throughout the regular season.

Trying to find the upside of divorce within country music, BRAD PAISLEY says jokingly it’ll make country music better because it makes for great songwriting material. Of course, Brad is only kidding about stars like BLAKE SHELTON and MIRANDA LAMBERT, REBA MCENTIRE and JAKE OWEN’s divorces being a good thing, but he says in country music, people don’t always want to hear songs about love and how everything is great, but sometimes like to hear about heartbreak and cheating.

Leading up to the Country Music Association Awards in November, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will welcome such guests as CHRIS YOUNG, KACEY MUSGRAVES, KELSEA BALLERINI and KIP MOORE.

JAKE OWEN and OLD DOMINION have been announced as the first headliners for the Country In The Valley Festival in Varysburg, New York in 2016.

OLD DOMINION (Break Up With Him) will release their debut album, Meat And Candy, November 6.

You might be surprised to learn DUSTIN LYNCH’s favorite smell is that of a skunk, especially after the skunk has been hit or sprayed, because that smell reminds him of home.

CANAAN SMITH debuts his new single, Hole In A Bottle, this morning (Monday) on NBC’s The Today Show.

LOCASH (I Love This Life) member Preston Brust tied the knot last Monday (September 7) with girlfriend Kristen White on the rooftop of the GEORGE JONES Museum in Nashville. The couple became engaged less than two weeks ago at the Grand Ole Opry.

Texas artist MAREN MORRIS, who has penned tunes for TIM MCGRAW and KELLY CLARKSON, has signed to Sony Records. She has released several albums independently and will hit the road this fall with both SAM HUNT and LITTLE BIG TOWN.

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DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

This is day 258 of 2015. There are 107 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Tommy Lee Jones is 69

• Director Oliver Stone is 69

• Josh Charles is 44

• Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road) is 38

• Prince Harry of Wales is 31

• TV personality Heidi Montag (The Hills) is 29

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1916: During the Battle of the Somme in France, tanks were first used in warfare when the British rolled them onto the battlefields.

• 1928: Alexander Fleming reported discovering a bacteria-killing compound which later became known as penicillin.

• 1965: Green Acres made its television debut on CBS, with Eddie Albert as Oliver Wendell Douglas and Eva Gabor as his wife Lisa.

• 1971: Twelve members of the Don’t Make a Wave Committee founded Greenpeace, the environmental organization committed to a green and peaceful world.

• 1978: Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his third World Heavyweight Boxing title.

• 1982: Gannett published the first issue of USA Today. The lead story was the auto accident death of Princess Grace of Monaco.

• 1991: Madonna’s autographed pink and black bra from the movie “Truth or Dare” brought $11,000 at a Michigan auction.

• 1994: EMI Records, the Beatles’ record company, paid $122,900 for a noisy five-minute tape made July 6, 1957 at a Liverpool church by 16-year-old John Lennon and the Quarrymen. It was Lennon’s first recording.

• 1999: A man who tried to rob a bank in Dresden, Germany, got quite a surprise. Wearing a mask and carrying a gun, the would-be bandit cursed and fled when remodelers told him the bank had moved out several days earlier.

• 1999: Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson completed one of her final obligations — to kiss a pig. The diabetic Johnson agreed to the stunt after the sugar substitute Equal offered $10,000 for American Diabetes Association research if she would kiss Wilbur, a black and white pig with a red bow around his neck. Since insulin comes from the pancreas of pigs, Johnson kissed Wilbur right on the snout — and twice again for photographers.

• 2001: President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and told Americans to prepare for a long, difficult war against terrorism.

• 2005: President George W. Bush, addressing the nation from storm-ravaged New Orleans, acknowledged the government failed to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina and urged Congress to approve a massive reconstruction program.

• 2008: Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Make A Hat Day

• Double Cheeseburger Day

• Linguini Day

UPCOMING

• September 23: First day of autumn

• October 6: Major League Baseball playoffs begin

More holidays – Updated with 2016 holidays.

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